Amazon seeks Firmware Developers

Senior Software Development Engineer – BIOS Firmware
The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our Firmware Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies. The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will be a BIOS firmware expert, gain a strong understanding of our firmware stack, and analyze it in its current and future context. You will use comprehensive knowledge of the system in your projects to find the best solutions to multi-factor problems. You will work with engineers across the company as well as external companies and lead firmware development efforts. You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, hardware, validation, software services). AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history! What you will do: You will be a member of a team designing AWS-specific hardware, firmware and software. You will be a part of the firmware effort from conception, through validation and into production. You will explore emerging technologies and their impact on AWS. You will work closely with AWS software engineers to tailor devices for the AWS environment.[…]

https://us-amazon.icims.com/jobs/466243/senior-software-development-engineer—bios-firmware/job

Software Development Engineer – Server Manageability Firmware
The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our Firmware Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies. The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will be a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware expert, gain a strong understanding of our firmware stack, and analyze it in its current and future context. You will use comprehensive knowledge of the system in your projects to find the best solutions to multi-factor problems. You will work with engineers across the company as well as external companies and lead firmware development efforts. You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, hardware, validation, software services). AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history! What you will do: You will be a member of a team designing AWS-specific hardware, firmware and software. You will be a part of the firmware effort from conception, through validation and into production. You will explore emerging technologies and their impact on AWS. You will work closely with AWS software engineers to tailor devices for the AWS environment.[…]

https://us-amazon.icims.com/jobs/466240/software-development-engineer—server-manageability-firmware/job

One thought on “Amazon seeks Firmware Developers

  1. The 2nd opening is perfect for a Dan Farmer clone! Farmer and HD Moore noticed how IPMI protocol is used so often by BMCs to give admins remote control over servers, especially by… cloud providers, like AWS! And of course, how vulnerable lots of BMCs are, due to the IPMIs that run on them without authentication reqs etc. But hey, I suspect you knew this.

    There is scant mention of IPMI protocol now, compared to 2013 when Farmer wrote “IPMI: Express Train to Hell”, which I can’t even find on Farmer’s fish2 website. It seems give a permanent 504 error.

    Extra irony lol: The 2nd job ad “seeks a BMC firmware expert”, and the 1st job is looking for a “BIOS firmware expert”.When IPMI became a concern, another security researcher wrote of secret BIOS malware, which he named BadBIOS. There was skepticism whether the BIOS malware was real. I wonder if it turned out to be real, and living at Amazon Web Services…
    *Sorry for the long comment.

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